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  1. avt123's Avatar
    People need to learn to think for themselves rather than letting Apple think for them.
    Apple is thinking for people because they want notifications? Delete your email app on your BB and lets see how happy you are by always having to use the web browser.

    It's called convenience. Apple didn't invent that concept and people have enjoyed convenient things way before Apple existed.
    04-29-11 08:19 PM
  2. T_Touch's Avatar
    And I've mentioned, on several occasions, that I want, not need, a Facebook app. And since it's already being developed, I don't see why you're arguing.
    Arguing? I'm doing the same thing that you're doing.
    Anyway, what you want is fine - no problem there. But as you've just admitted, the app is not needed.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    04-29-11 08:20 PM
  3. jvictor77's Avatar
    While we're on this subject: I'm getting a PB soon for my wife and I to share. She is addicted to the Facebook games like Treasure Madness etc. Have any of you tried them on the PB? What's your experience? Thanks in advance for any input.
    04-29-11 08:24 PM
  4. MannyPR's Avatar
    wow... what a thread! Some people just...

    I am in for the facebook app. Need it or not, I want it. Nobody needs facebook, a phone, playbook, etc. but we all want it.
    04-29-11 08:39 PM
  5. Rudee66's Avatar
    It is very depressing that almost everything devolves into an argument on CB now. Meh, oh well.
    I disagree. Go to he**!
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    04-29-11 08:42 PM
  6. Foreverup's Avatar
    I disagree. Go to he**!
    LOL i spit my drink out on that one
    04-29-11 08:50 PM
  7. Crackberrykills's Avatar
    I disagree. Go to he**!
    hahaha. Well played, sir.
    04-29-11 08:57 PM
  8. jstarett's Avatar
    If there's a facebook app, it will be by a non-Facebook developer, as Facebook has refused to make apps for tablets.

    I don't think facebook makes any apps. Blackberry makes their own as do Apple and Android I believe.

    Personally I would enjoy the app but its not for everybody.

    Why fight about it if you want it....install it and if you don't want it, then don't install it... its just that simple people.
    04-29-11 10:16 PM
  9. WJF84's Avatar
    So to summarise this thread:

    - A Facebook app is coming. Great news.
    - Some people questioned the point of having a Facebook app.
    - Some people claimed "Notifications" is the key benefit
    - Some people questioned how "Notifications" on a WiFi only device would be practical, especially when notifications are sent to other devices already.
    - Ultimately, people just want a Facebook app even though they are unable to articulate the benefits.

    Glad we got that sorted then.

    I think what this thread does highlight is that people do not know what a tablet is. For many, this is a brand new form-factor. Some people see a tablet as a replacement for many of the features of a smartphone, while some see the tablet as a more portable version of their laptop. The reality is it's both and neither.

    I don't need a facebook app for the same reasons I don't need one on my PC. I don't need native email for the same reasons I don't need/use it on my PC.

    It's frustratingly disappointing that the reviewers have failed to recognise this.

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    04-30-11 05:05 AM
  10. Foreverup's Avatar
    So to summarise this thread:

    - A Facebook app is coming. Great news.
    - Some people questioned the point of having a Facebook app.
    - Some people claimed "Notifications" is the key benefit
    - Some people questioned how "Notifications" on a WiFi only device would be practical, especially when notifications are sent to other devices already.
    - Ultimately, people just want a Facebook app even though they are unable to articulate the benefits.

    Glad we got that sorted then.

    I think what this thread does highlight is that people do not know what a tablet is. For many, this is a brand new form-factor. Some people see a tablet as a replacement for many of the features of a smartphone, while some see the tablet as a more portable version of their laptop. The reality is it's both and neither.

    I don't need a facebook app for the same reasons I don't need one on my PC. I don't need native email for the same reasons I don't need/use it on my PC.

    It's frustratingly disappointing that the reviewers have failed to recognise this.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    perfect summary
    04-30-11 07:05 AM
  11. BB.David's Avatar
    I don't think facebook makes any apps. Blackberry makes their own as do Apple and Android I believe.

    Personally I would enjoy the app but its not for everybody.

    Why fight about it if you want it....install it and if you don't want it, then don't install it... its just that simple people.
    Actually Facebook DOES make their own phone apps - at least for iOS and Android.
    Facebook for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad on the iTunes App Store
    https://market.android.com/details?i...=search_result

    Seller: Facebook, Inc.
    04-30-11 08:00 PM
  12. tuffy100's Avatar
    Probably because apple taught the masses that they need an app for everything.
    and yet there's no Facebook app for the iPad...
    04-30-11 10:06 PM
  13. motor96's Avatar
    Was at a bb yesterday playing with a playbook. It was awesome! Really impressed. It had a Facebook app. Not a shortcut, an actual app. The rep there was only there to speak with people about playbook and knew a lot. She did say native email app was coming within 30 days and she wasn't suppossed to say anything take it for what it's worth. She was a bb girl. 9800 and was very excited about playbook and blackberry in general. I don't think she was lying. Time will tell
    05-01-11 12:16 PM
  14. Mastajeet's Avatar
    well a facebook app woulb great only because i wish too see decent image and video upload integration. right now this is not optimal at all and when on the go i dont want to use all my cellphone by loading all the facebook content...
    im talking about my experience from yesterday and i end up taking picture with my cellphone so i could upload them quickly
    05-01-11 12:38 PM
  15. snuci's Avatar
    Prayers have been answered sometime in May:

    WATERLOO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - May 2, 2011) - Following on the success of the Facebook for BlackBerry(R) smartphones app, Research In Motion (Toronto:RIM.TO) (NASDAQ:RIMM)(Toronto:RIM.TO) today announced Facebook for BlackBerry(R) PlayBook(TM) -- a new app that delivers popular features of Facebook, optimized for the 7" high resolution, multi-touch LCD display of the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet.

    "There are over 30 million users of our Facebook for BlackBerry smartphones app who are staying in touch with their social network while on the go," said Tom Goguen, VP, Collaboration and Social Networking at Research In Motion, "Now with Facebook for BlackBerry PlayBook we can also offer customers highly engaging social experiences optimized for the PlayBook including the ability to share Facebook pictures and videos with friends and family on an HDTV."

    Facebook for BlackBerry PlayBook offers users a highly engaging experience by integrating popular features and functionality of Facebook including;

    -- View and add Friends - Users can interact with friends quickly and easily: find friends by scanning the new grid view of their profile pictures; search for and add new friends and manage new friend requests; browse their profiles, photos and videos; view and interact with wall posts; view key information on profiles and pages; and view, comment and 'like' photos on profiles and pages.

    -- Enjoy seamless photo and video viewing - Facebook for BlackBerry PlayBook makes it easy to upload photos from the BlackBerry PlayBook Picture Library, tag friends in photos, view comments, tags and likes. The BlackBerry PlayBook can also be connected to an HD TV to display photos and videos at a whole new level in full 1080p HD.

    -- Connect with friends using Facebook Chat - On the BlackBerry PlayBook screen, users can enjoy side-by-side viewing of online contacts and active conversations. Notifications of new Chat messages are displayed on the Notifications Bar, so users can quickly and easily read and respond to new Chat messages while browsing friends' profiles, viewing their pictures or reading their status updates.

    -- View and interact with the News Feed - Users will be able to browse highlights such as photo uploads and status updates and seamlessly view links in the BlackBerry PlayBook browser. They will also be able to "Comment" and "Like" to discuss and show appreciation for friends' content, as well as publish a status update or upload a photo from the status publisher accessible from their Profile or from within the News Feed.

    The Facebook for BlackBerry PlayBook application will be showcased this week at BlackBerry World 2011 (BlackBerry World Conference for BlackBerry Users) in Orlando, FL and is expected to be available on BlackBerry App World(TM) in May.

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    Research In Motion (Toronto:RIM.TO), a global leader in wireless innovation, revolutionized the mobile industry with the introduction of the BlackBerry(R) solution in 1999. Today, BlackBerry products and services are used by millions of customers around the world to stay connected to the people and content that matter most throughout their day. Founded in 1984 and based in Waterloo, Ontario, RIM operates offices in North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Latin America. RIM is listed on the NASDAQ Stock Market (NASDAQ:RIMM) and the Toronto Stock Exchange (Toronto:RIM.TO). For more information, visit RIM Company - Learn about Research In Motion or Cell Phones, Smartphones & Mobile Phones from BlackBerry.com.


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